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'''Knockturn Alley''' is a shopping area off [[Diagon Alley]] in [[London]]. It is filled with shops devoted to the [[Dark Arts]], including [[Borgin and Burkes]], which specialises in objects that have curious and strong magical properties. Usually, unusual and dangerous people walk around there. When Tom Riddle left [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] he worked at [[Borgin and Burkes]].
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'''Knockturn Alley''' is a shopping area off [[Diagon Alley]] in [[London]]. It is filled with lots of shops devoted to the [[Dark Arts]], including [[Borgin and Burkes]], which specialises in objects that have curious and strong magical properties. Usually, unusual, dangerous and scary people walk around there. When Tom Riddle left [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] he worked at [[Borgin and Burkes]].
==History==
 
   
Harry Potter first entered Knockturn Alley in [[1992]]. He ended up inside [[Borgin and Burkes]] when he didn't say "Diagon Alley" clearly enough when trying to travel there by [[Floo powder]] from the Burrow. He ran into [[Rubeus Hagrid]] outside the shop. Hagrid, who was getting [[Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent]] in Knockturn Alley, told Harry that he shouldn't be hanging around in such a "dodgy place".<ref name="CoS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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==History==
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Harry Potter first entered Knockturn Alley in [[1992]] when using floo powder at the Weasleys. He ended up inside [[Borgin and Burkes]] when he didn't say "Diagon Alley" clearly enough when trying to travel there by [[Floo powder]] from the Burrow. He ran into [[Rubeus Hagrid]] outside the shop. Hagrid, who was getting [[Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent]] in Knockturn Alley, told Harry that he shouldn't be hanging around in such a "dodgy place".<ref name="CoS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
   
 
Harry's next visit to the alley was in [[1996]], when he, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] followed [[Draco Malfoy]], suspecting him of being a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. Draco let several Death Eaters into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] through a [[Vanishing Cabinet]] in Borgin and Burkes at the end of the [[1996–1997 school year]].<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
Harry's next visit to the alley was in [[1996]], when he, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] followed [[Draco Malfoy]], suspecting him of being a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. Draco let several Death Eaters into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] through a [[Vanishing Cabinet]] in Borgin and Burkes at the end of the [[1996–1997 school year]].<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
   
From the shops, one can purchase many types of dark objects, which include poisonous candles, [[Shrunken Head|shrunken heads]], giant spiders, human-looking fingernails, and [[Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent]]. Because of its contents, Arthur and Molly Weasley prohibited their children from entering Knockturn Alley.
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From the shops, one can purchase many types of dark objects, which include poisonous candles, [[Shrunken Head|shrunken heads]], giant spiders, human-looking fingernails and toenails, and [[Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent]]. Because of its contents, Arthur and Molly Weasley prohibited their children from entering Knockturn Alley.
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===Items that can be purchased===
 
===Items that can be purchased===
 
* A "bloodstained pack of cards"
 
* A "bloodstained pack of cards"
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* Hangman's rope
 
* Hangman's rope
 
* Human bones
 
* Human bones
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* Human toenails
 
* Human fingernails
 
* Human fingernails
 
* Poisonous candles
 
* Poisonous candles
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name "Knockturn Alley" is a play on "nocturnally", just as "Diagon Alley" is a play on "diagonally". "Nocturnally" has to do with the night and darkness, hinting at its dark nature.
 
The name "Knockturn Alley" is a play on "nocturnally", just as "Diagon Alley" is a play on "diagonally". "Nocturnally" has to do with the night and darkness, hinting at its dark nature.
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==Known locations==
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* '''[[13B Knockturn Alley]]''' - A building where Borgin and Burkes is located.
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** '''[[Borgin and Burkes]]''' - An antique shop.
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* '''[[Beard Trimming]]''' - A barber shop.
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* '''[[Betting shop|Betting Shop]]''' - A shop that takes bets on various events.
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* '''[[Cobb & Webb's]]''' - A shop that sells items related to Dark Arts.
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* '''[[Dystyl Phaelanges]]'''  - A shop that sells bones.
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* '''[[McHavelock's Wizarding Headgear]]''' -
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* '''[[Moribund's]]''' -
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* '''[[Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary]]''' - A shop that sold potion ingredients.
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* '''[[Msaw Ætare]]''' -
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* '''[[Noggin and Bonce|Noggin &amp; Bonce]] '''- A shop that sells shrunken heads.
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* '''[[Potage's Cauldron Shop]]''' - A shop that sold different types of cauldrons.
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* '''[[The Coffin House]]''' - A shop that sells Dark Arts materials related to raising the dead.
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* '''[[The Spiny Serpent]]''' -
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* '''[[The Starry Prophesier]]''' -
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* '''[[Wizarding Supplies]]''' -
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* '''[[Ye Olde Curiosity Shop]]''' - A shop where people can purchase curios related to Dark Arts.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The [[Whispering Wizard]] may have been an inhabitant of Knockturn Alley.
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* The [[Whispering Wizard]] may have been an inhabitant of Knockturn Alley.[[File:KnockturnAlley.JPG|thumb|Knockturn Allley sign]]
*The 2-disc DVD edition of the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' includes an interactive tour of [[Diagon Alley]], which includes one of the entrances to Knockturn Alley (in the early films depicted as being directly to the right and behind the Leaky Cauldron access), although the tour does not progress into the alley itself.[[File:KnockturnAlley.JPG|thumb|Knockturn Allley sign]]
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* The 2-disc DVD edition of the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' includes an interactive tour of [[Diagon Alley]], which includes one of the entrances to Knockturn Alley (in the early films depicted as being directly to the right and behind the Leaky Cauldron access), although the tour does not progress into the alley itself.
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* In the movie adaptation of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the [[Dre Head|Shrunken Head]] in the [[Knight Bus]] announces "Next stop, Knockturn Alley!" after the [[Knight Bus]] has dropped off [[Harry Potter|Harry]] at the [[Leaky Cauldron]]. This suggests that either there is an entrance to Knockturn Alley that does not lead through the [[Leaky Cauldron]] and [[Diagon Alley]], or that the [[Knight Bus]] can actually jump into Knockturn Alley, to a bus stop there.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Entrance only}} {{Comment|PS1 version only}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Entrance only}} {{Comment|PS1 version only}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned in deleted scene}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned in deleted scene}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' {{C|Nintendo DS version only}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]'' {{Mention}}
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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* ''[[Pottermore]]'' {{C|Mentioned on a sign, ''Pottermore'' on PlayStation Home}}
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* ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]- [[Diagon Alley]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 23:31, June 14, 2014

Knockturn Alley
Knockturn Alley
Location information
Location

Diagon Alley, London, England

Permanent residents

Borgin, Caractacus Burke

Affiliation

Dark Arts

Knockturn Alley is a shopping area off Diagon Alley in London. It is filled with lots of shops devoted to the Dark Arts, including Borgin and Burkes, which specialises in objects that have curious and strong magical properties. Usually, unusual, dangerous and scary people walk around there. When Tom Riddle left Hogwarts he worked at Borgin and Burkes.

HistoryEdit

Harry Potter first entered Knockturn Alley in 1992 when using floo powder at the Weasleys. He ended up inside Borgin and Burkes when he didn't say "Diagon Alley" clearly enough when trying to travel there by Floo powder from the Burrow. He ran into Rubeus Hagrid outside the shop. Hagrid, who was getting Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent in Knockturn Alley, told Harry that he shouldn't be hanging around in such a "dodgy place".[1]

Harry's next visit to the alley was in 1996, when he, Ron, and Hermione followed Draco Malfoy, suspecting him of being a Death Eater. Draco let several Death Eaters into Hogwarts through a Vanishing Cabinet in Borgin and Burkes at the end of the 1996–1997 school year.[2]

From the shops, one can purchase many types of dark objects, which include poisonous candles, shrunken heads, giant spiders, human-looking fingernails and toenails, and Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent. Because of its contents, Arthur and Molly Weasley prohibited their children from entering Knockturn Alley.

Items that can be purchasedEdit

AccessEdit

As with Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley is not directly accessible from the Muggle world. The Leaky Cauldron pub provides one access (via Diagon Alley), while Apparition and Floo powder are other access options. There may be other entrances. In addition, as noted above, a vanishing cabinet located within one of the shops provided direct access to Hogwarts.

EtymologyEdit

The name "Knockturn Alley" is a play on "nocturnally", just as "Diagon Alley" is a play on "diagonally". "Nocturnally" has to do with the night and darkness, hinting at its dark nature.

Known locationsEdit

  • The Coffin House - A shop that sells Dark Arts materials related to raising the dead.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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